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Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!
Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!

Steve (DOS) and I are currently staying on the island of Maui for 7 nights, returning home on December 14th. It really doesn’t feel like its Christmas here with the warm and beautiful weather (as opposed to the blizzard we…

Enjoying The Big Island: Kona days and nights.
Enjoying The Big Island: Kona days and nights.

Enjoying The Big Island: Kona days and nights.

Steve (DOS) and I had a wonderful three night stay in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The weather for our stay was overall very pleasant, although by our last day the rains and winds were moving in quickly.…

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!
Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Thanks to COVID-19, Colonial Williamsburg was virtually empty during the weekdays. We had both not been here in years, but as much as we like Williamsburg, we were never keen on the crowds. In this post you will see Williamsburg…

Five Days in Williamsburg
Five Days in Williamsburg

Five Days in Williamsburg

Our Marriott Platinum challenge continues with our next stop: Williamsburg, Virginia. Like our previous VA Beach stay, we slightly modified this hotel stay on arrival as well, staying 2 nights in this Marriott, and 3 nights in another Marriott property…

Farewell to Christmas, and Onward Through 2018!
Farewell to Christmas, and Onward Through 2018!

Farewell to Christmas, and Onward Through 2018!

Happy New Year 2018, once again!  The year so far has been off to a slow (and COLD) start.  After having a wonderful time at the Hyatt by Disney World, we had a few days at home to relax before…

Trying to get home from Newark
Trying to get home from Newark

Trying to get home from Newark

It’s Thursday afternoon at 1:35pm, and I’m sitting in Newark Airport, waiting for my delayed Jet Blue #1727 flight back to Orlando.   It’s supposed to depart at 1:39pm, but it’s now showing a string of delay texts on my…

Pre-election blues!
Pre-election blues!

Pre-election blues!

It’s Monday night and I’m writing this from my hotel room in suburban Pittsburgh, where I’m staying here thru Friday on business.  Steve (DOS) and I had a fun weekend home in Orlando this past weekend, and as always, it’s…